3.0 Governments and organizations TAKING A STAND
- Eleven councils in the UK have already called for a moratorium:
Frome, Totnes, Kingsbridge, Wells, Glastonbury, Winchester, Shepton Mallet, Totnes, Wellington, Coombe Martin and Lampeter
- Since 27th March there has been a noted and sudden increase in Petition signatures onchange.orgreaching 103,000 signatures
- 37 UK petitions against 5G have been started in April 2020. Total UK signatures over 145,000
1993: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): The FCC’s exposure standards are “seriously flawed.”
Official comments to the FCC on guidelines for evaluation of electromagnetic effects of radio frequency radiation, FCC Docket ET 93-62, November 9, 1993.
1993: Food and Drug Administration (FDA): “FCC rules do not address the issue of long-term, chronic exposure to RF fields.” Comments of the FDA to the FCC, November 10, 1993.
1993: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH): The FCC’s standard is inadequate because it “is based on only one dominant mechanism—adverse health effects caused by body heating.”
Comments of NIOSH to the FCC, January 11, 1994.
1994: Amateur Radio Relay League Bio-Effects Committee: “The FCC’s standard does not protect against non-thermal effects.” Comments of the ARRL Bio-Effects Committee to the FCC, January 7, 1994.
2000: UK Department of Education: Children under 16 should not use cell phones except in an emergency.
2002: Interdisciplinary Society for Environmental Medicine (3000 physicians in Germany) recommends banning cell phone use by children and banning cell phones and cordless phones in preschools, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, events halls, public buildings and vehicles.
2002: EPA letter to President EMR network. The FCCs current exposure guidelines do not apply to chronic non-thermal exposure situations. It is considered protective of effect arising from a thermal mechanism, but NOT from all possible mechanisms. Therefore, the generalization by many that the guidelines protect human beings from harm by any or all mechanisms is not justified.
2003: American Bird Conservancy and Forest Conservation Council: Brought a lawsuit against the FCC because millions of migratory birds were being disoriented by microwave radiation and crashing into cell towers.
2004: International Association of Fire Fighters opposes communication antennas on fire stations. https://web.archive.org/web/20190902035638/http://www.iaff.org:80/hs/Facts/CellTowerFinal.asp
2005: Salzburg, Austria’s Public Health Department bans WLAN and DECT phones in public schools.
August 2005: Austrian Medical Association: Warns against Wi-Fi, cordless phones, and cell phone use by children.
August 2005: Vienna Medical Association warns against Wi-Fi, and cell phone use by children up to age 16. http://freiburger-appell-2012.info/media/EMF%20Guideline%20OAK-AG%20%202012%2003%2003.pdf
2006: Frankfurt, Germany’s government states it will not install WiFi in its schools until it has been shown to be harmless. http://www.icems.eu/docs/deutscher_bundestag.pdf
2006: UK schools remove their wireless networks Prebandal Preparatory School, Chichester, West Sussex; Ysgol Pantycelyn School in Carmarthenshirem, Wales; and Stowe School, in Buckinghamshire, England. London Times, November 20, 2006.
2007: Ballinderry Primary School, Ireland: Removed Wi-Fi to protect young children
2007 Bavaria, Germany’s Parliament recommends against Wi-Fi in schools. http://www.icems.eu/docs/deutscher_bundestag.pdf
2007 Australian Democrats: The “explosion in wireless communications technology” is causing widespread illness.
2007: European Environmental Agency, Europe’s top environmental watchdog, calls for immediate action to reduce exposure to radiation from Wi-Fi, mobile phones and their masts. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10463870
2008: International Commission on Electromagnetic Safety (comprised of scientists from 16 nations): Recommends limiting cell phone use by children, teenagers, pregnant women and the elderly. http://www.icems.eu/resolution.htm
2007: Therold, Ontario closes down its citywide Wi-Fi pilot scheme. https://web.archive.org/web/20120112082233/http://glastonburynaturalhealth.co.uk:80/WhyWi-Fi.html
2008: Lakehead University, Ontario bans Wi-Fi on campus.
2008: Madhya Pradesh, India: Bans cell phones in schools by both students and teachers. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/No-cell-phones-in-schools-says-CBSE/articleshow/4850204.cms
2008: National Library of France: Removes Wi-Fi because of health concerns and limits installation to cable connections. http://www.next-up.org/pdf/FranceNationalLibraryGivesUpWiFi07042008.pdf2008: Paris, France removes Wi-Fi from four public libraries because of health concerns. https://lavieverte.wordpress.com/2008/05/23/public-libraries-in-paris-shut-down-wifi-in-response-to-health-worries/
2008 Sainte-Geneviève University, Paris: Removes Wi-Fi from its library because of health concerns. http://www.next-up.org/pdf/AnalysisWiFiHotSpotsDeactivationSainteGenevieveLibraryParis24052008.pdf
2008: Progressive Librarians Guild recommends against wireless technology in libraries. https://web.archive.org/web/20120224152124/http://libr.org/plg/wifiresolution.php
2008: Russian National Committee for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection warns that cell phones are unsafe even for short conversations. Children under 16, pregnant women, epileptics, and people with memory loss, sleep disorders and neurological diseases should never use cell phones. https://web.archive.org/web/20160623171501/http://www.radiationresearch.org/pdfs/rncnirp_children.pdf
2008 Sebastopol, California: Reneges on its contract to install citywide Wi-Fi. http://www.boingboing.net/2008/03/24/town-of-sebastopol-c.html
2008: University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute: Children should never use a cell phone except in an emergency. http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08205/898803-114.stm
2008: Voice (UK Teachers Union) calls for a ban on Wi-Fi in schools.
2009: Hérouville Saint-Clair, France: Bans Wi-Fi in public schools. http://www.wifiinschools.org.uk/4.html
2009: Irish Doctors Environmental Association: Warns that current safety guidelines are “not appropriate.” https://web.archive.org/web/20160312102657/http://ideaireland.org/library/radiofrequency-radiation-and-health/
2009: Karnataka State, India: Bans cell phones in all schools and pre-university colleges. http://www.hindu.com/2009/09/14/stories/2009091454460500.htm
May 2009: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service urges Congress to focus on the potential connection between electromagnetic fields and “Bee Colony Collapse”. http://electromagnetichealth.org/electromagnetic-health-blog/emf-and-warnke-report-on-bees-birds-and-mankind/
July, 2010: France prohibits advertising cell phones to children under 14; prohibits children up to age 14 from using cell phones in pre-schools and public schools; requires cell phones to be labelled with SAR values and a recommendation to use headsets. http://www.next-up.org/pdf/Legifrance_Loi_nr_2010_788_du_12_07_2010_article_183_et_184_code_postes_et_des_communications_electroniques.pdf.
2011: A private school in Ontario has cut its wireless Internet network over concerns that the technology causes health issues in students.
February, 2011: The International Electromagnetic Fields Alliance (IEMFA) announced a scientific Consensus Statement published by a consortium of international scientists urging global governments to adopt significantly lower human exposure standards for electromagnetic fields. http://www.iemfa.org/seletun-statement/
June, 2011: The Parliamentary Assembly Council of Europe (PACE) released a document entitled: The potential dangers of electromagnetic fields and their effect on the environment. Resolution 1815 (2011). The Council strongly recommended removing Wi Fi and cell phones from schools.
June, 2011: The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) recognized in a meeting with 31 international scientists that cell phones may “possibly” cause cancer in humans and gave it a 2B classification as a possible carcinogen. Wi Fi uses the same frequency as cell phones.
2012: Freiburger Appeal: over 1,000 German Doctors appeal for reduced exposures
2015 EMF Scientist Appeal: 252 EMF Scientists from 42 countries call for Protection from Non-ionizing Electromagnetic Field Exposure
2015 Vienna medical association: 10 steps proposed to reduce exposure
2017 Cyprus: Nicosia Declaration, 16 steps to reduce exposure
2017 Scientific Appeal on 5G To the European Commission: over 250 scientists and doctors from 35 countries.
“We recommend a moratorium on the roll-out of the fifth generation, 5G, for telecommunication until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry…RF-EMF has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment.”
2018: The European Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) Report
“the lack of clear evidence to inform the development of exposure guidelines to 5G technology leaves open the possibility of unintended biological consequences.”
2018: International Society of Doctors for Environment Declaration on 5G
“An appeal for a standstill in the respect of the precautionary principle”
2019 German Doctors Delegation: 70 doctors from Baden-Württemberg have signed the open letter to Prime Minister Kretschmann. The doctors’ demand on Kretschmann is to minimize exposure to electromagnetic fields.
2019 Hippocrates Electrosmog Appeal of Belgium. The Appeal has been signed by over 347 medical doctors, nurses and health professionals in Belgium
2019 Position Paper of the Pancyprian Medical Association and Cyprus National Committee on the Environment and Child Health. The position paper is based on the historic Nicosia Declaration of 2017
2019: Order of the Physicians of Turin: Resolution to suspend 5G. The Conference ”Electromagnetic waves, effects on people’s health?” organized by the Environmental Commission of the Order of Physicians of Turin was held October 2019
2019 5G Space Appeal: 204,900 signatures from 203 nations. The deployment of 5G compounds dangers of previous generations on wireless radiation and constitutes an experiment on humanity and the environment that is defined as a crime under international law.
2020 Robert Kennedy, Jr. Assembles Legal Team to Sue FCC over Wireless Health Guidelines
USA February 2020 the federal court overturned an FCC order which bypassed environmental review for 5g small cell wireless
February 25 2020: A lawsuit was filed in the Netherlands against the Dutch State. The Dutch foundation Stop5GNL issued a summons to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, asking that 5G be prohibited “unless it is demonstrated with sufficient certainty, by consensus of the scientific community, that 5G does not pose a danger to public health in the long term.” The lawsuit will be heard in the District Court in The Hague.